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Genetical genomics aims at identifying quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for molecular traits such as gene expression or protein levels (eQTL and pQTL, respectively). One of the central concepts in genetical geno-mics is the existence of hotspots [1], where a single polymorphism leads to widespread downstream changes in the expression of distant genes, which(More)
Genetical genomics is a strategy for mapping gene expression variation to expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs). We performed a genetical genomics experiment in four functionally distinct but developmentally closely related hematopoietic cell populations isolated from the BXD panel of recombinant inbred mouse strains. This analysis allowed us to(More)
Clonal analysis is important for many areas of hematopoietic stem cell research, including in vitro cell expansion, gene therapy, and cancer progression and treatment. A common approach to measure clonality of retrovirally transduced cells is to perform integration site analysis using Southern blotting or polymerase chain reaction-based methods. Although(More)
Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) traits differ between genetically distinct mouse strains. For example, DBA/2 mice have a higher HSPC frequency compared with C57BL/6 mice. We performed a genetic screen for micro-RNAs that are differentially expressed between LSK, LS(-)K(+), erythroid and myeloid cells isolated from C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mice. This(More)
The genetically well-known strain Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) produces the pH indicator (red/blue) antibiotic actinorhodin, but not all the "blue pigment" produced by this strain is actinorhodin. When the organism was subjected to various nutrient limitations (ammonium, nitrate, phosphate, or trace elements), and also during growth cessation caused by a(More)
We combined large-scale mRNA expression analysis and gene mapping to identify genes and loci that control hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) function. We measured mRNA expression levels in purified HSCs isolated from a panel of densely genotyped recombinant inbred mouse strains. We mapped quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with variation in expression of(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells from different strains of mice vary widely with respect to their cell cycle activity. In the present study we used complementary genetic and genomic approaches to identify molecular pathways affecting this complex trait. We identified a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) associated with variation in cell proliferation in C57BL/6(More)
Oxidation of C1-C4 primary alcohols in thermotolerant Bacillus methanolicus strains is catalyzed by an NAD-dependent methanol dehydrogenase (MDH), composed of ten identical 43,000-Mr subunits. Each MDH subunit contains a tightly, but non-covalently, bound NAD(H) molecule, in addition to 1 Zn2+ and 1-2 Mg2+ ions. The NAD(H) cofactor is oxidized and reduced(More)
Extracts of methanol-grown cells of Amycolutopsis rndkanolica and Mycubacterium gastri oxidized methanol and ethanol with concomitant reduction of NJV " 'dimethyl-4-nitrosoaniline (NDMA), Anion-exchange chromatography revealed the presence of a single enzyme able to catalyse this activity in methanol-or ethanol-grown cells of M. gastri. A. methanolica,(More)